4+ Reasons that I LOVE Groovy Glove™ Help them on Kickstarter!!

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Hey all you hip pups out there!!! I have a super “groovy” product to tell you about today! It is also LIVE on Kickstarter!!   

Often when I am drawn to a product the NAME is one of the first things to lure me in, in the case of Groovy Glove™ that was definitely true! It was the NAME of the product that made me want to learn more about it.  You see, growing up in the 60s and 70s, I know first “hand” about ALL THINGS “GROOVY!!” I was intrigued. The more I learned about Groovy Glove™ the more I knew it was a product that would solve a number of my housekeeping problems.

Introducing Groovy Glove™  – a revolutionary microfiber glove designed to clean in tough to reach places while keeping your hand clean.

 

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Why Groovy Glove™ ??

 Glove great for dogs! A glove allows you to clean between the toes and under the claws where dirt hides keeping whatever is on the paws from entering your home and car. Plus, it hangs on your door handle so it’s right there when you need it.

I had hoped to get photos of us wiping Dakota’s paws with Groovy Glove™, but unfortunately our weather did NOT cooperate! It’s been too mild here!!! That being said, there are going to be PLENTY of rainy days coming, I have started introducing Dakota to Groovy Glove™ because I KNOW we are going to be getting A LOT of use out of it!  I was thinking this morning about when our condo/apartment complex starts throwing salt down. Because Groovy Glove™ can be used on EITHER HAND it is going to allow me to get BETWEEN Dakota’s toes (where nasty salt can hide), and allow me to thoroughly remove it!

I have also been considering using Groovy Glove™ for the tear stains that Dakota gets far too frequently by his eyes. I have tried many things to remove them, most don’t work. I am going to try to dampen one fingertip of the Groovy Glove™ and because it is soft, I am certain that it will allow me to remove the tear stains far more easily.

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 Groovy Glove™  Saves YOU Money AND Protects YOU! Are you tired of using harsh chemicals, wearing latex gloves, wasting paper towels and money? Groovy Glove solves these problems by replacing the need to use any of the above. And just a bit of water helps you clean up the messiest spots.

Groovy Glove™  Can Be Used On Your Car! It facilitates cleaning in the nooks and crannies of the car’s interior. Plus, one or two gloves will remove wax from an entire car and clean in the cracks and crevices where wax likes to hide.

Groovy Glove™  is GREAT for Fragile Items! Many pet owners I know have TONS of knickknacks. Everything from framed photos, to delicate collectibles. Dust rags can be awkward and clumsy. Have you ever dusted a framed photo and had it come crashing to the ground? I HAVE!  With the Groovy Glove™  you can wipe with ONE FINGER if you choose to, or, you can pick the item up in your hand and get all of the nooks and crannies that a dust rag won’t reach! Rather than trying to clean with something clumsy and possibly damage delicate objects, the glove allows you to hold and handle them with care.

 

 

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Groovy Glove™  is constructed of the highest quality microfiber. The weave and split of the fibers are woven and split in such a way creating microscopic hooks that attract and hold dirt, water, mud and grime like a powerful magnet.

HAVE I TOLD YOU HOW SOFT

THE Groovy Glove™ IS?

The Groovy Glove™  microfiber is 100x finer than  human hair and 10x finer than silk. By using a thinner fiber, more are used to generate the fabric. More fibers result in a greater surface area thus increasing absorbency and cleaning power. Groovy Glove™’s  material absorbs up to 600% of its weight in liquids, dirt, and other elements. The cleaning and absorption properties of our quality microfiber are nothing less than exceptional.

Microfiber is environmentally safe and hypoallergenic. It is mechanically split without the use of chemicals ensuring that Groovy Glove™ is safe for you, your family and your pets.

 

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Dog tested, Cat approved!! The TORUS Water Bowl by Heyrex

Logo courtesy of Heyrex.com

Logo courtesy of Heyrex.com

This post is long overdue!!

Back in April, I entered a contest on Love is being owned by a Husky for the revolutionary new water bowl from Heyrex, the Torus Water Bowl.

Photo courtesy of  Heyrex.com

Photo courtesy of Heyrex.com

Did you know?

TORUS was named the #1 best-selling dog water bowl in the USA, according to Amazon.com’s Dog Bowls Best Sellers List. Now that I own this bowl, I can see why!

After FINALLY setting up my bowl, (YESTERDAY, YES YESTERDAY and I had the bowl since late April or May!! My use of the word “finally” has nothing to do with  ease of setting up the bowl, it has EVERYTHING to do with my laziness and procrastination about finally having the time to do it and to blog about it! That is also the reason I have no photos of MY babies drinking from it.)

When I went to set it up, I must tell you that I kept TRYING to make the setup process hard, and TRUST ME, it was NOT!

The reason for my paranoia and skepticism was due to the fact that I have tried so many fountains that I can barely keep them all straight (yes, this is NOT a fountain, it is  a water bowl that filters and recirculates the water as your pet drinks it). I am using the fountains as a comparison because they all utilized filters and were much harder to put together than their claims. Guess where they all are now? You got it…….in the great fountain garbage dumpster in the sky!

Totally forgetting the fabulous review that Love is being owned by a Husky did, I kept thinking that the Torus water bowl needed batteries to operate (it doesn’t), I looked for cords, (it doesn’t require the use of any electricity AT ALL), I looked for confusing instructions, THERE IS NOTHING CONFUSING ABOUT THEIR INSTRUCTIONS. But…at first I did set it up wrong because I did NOT thoroughly read my instructions, I just assumed that I knew. After re-visiting the Husky blog and viewing  the fantastic collage and video that they had created, it was all CRYSTAL CLEAR!! (Just like the water now is in our bowl!!).  Because there is NO WAY I could have ever created a video as adorable as Jenna’s, (what better testers than THREE HUSKIES!!??), and with her permission, I am re-posting both the collage and the video below.

Set-Up is a BREEZE!

Collage courtesy of Love is being owned by a Husky. Click to see her entire review!

Collage courtesy of Love is being owned by a Husky. Click to see her entire review!

(Her video with her THREE Huskies testing the bowl are better than any video that I could create showcasing the same product).

 

Not just for dogs, the TORUS bowl is for cats too, providing pets with cool, clean and fresh, carbon-filtered water anytime the pet is thirsty.

Guess who used our Torus bowl first?

Our cat!! Cody!! The second the bowl was ready to go, Cody was the first one there giving it his whisker test seal of approval!! (You see, Cody will not drink out of his own bowls, he feels he MUST use Dakota’s.).

Dakota soon followed, and as promised, when Dakota began drinking, the water started re-circulating in the bowl!

The benefits of TORUS™

  • Auto-replenishes
  • Large water capacity
  • Travel friendly
  • Stored water protection
  • Sizes to suit all pets
  • Made from food-grade materials
  • Filters water
  • Water fill, flow and lock options
  • No mess, no spills
  • Ergonomic design
  • Multiple colors
  • 12 month warranty

 

Where conventional water bowls contain a limited water supply, which is further reduced by evaporation and spills, TORUS (Latin for ‘hollow circular ring’) stores water inside the walls to ensure an ample and automatically replenishing and self-dispensing supply – protected against dust and contaminates. The valve position, when locked, secures waters inside the walls, making it completely portable. Its soft rubber feet and low profile geometry make it perfect for travel because it won’t move around in vehicles.

 

Available in multiple colors, the prices are $59.95 (2 Liters), $54.95 (1 Liter), and $17.95 for a five-month filter supply (Thank you Torus for your generosity in also sending me a five-month supply of filters!)  TORUS is PBA-free, with a 12-month warranty, and no need for batteries or any power source.

I have to tell you, when they come out with a smaller bowl (which is in the works), I am going to purchase that one as well and hope that Cody will drink out of his OWN bowl!!  In the meantime, my LONG search for the appropriate  fountain or water bowl HAS FINALLY ENDED!!! I could NOT be happier with my Torus bowl! Thank you Love is being owned by a Husky, for the great give-away, and for your patience with how long it took me to blog about this!! I have to say, that the Torus Bowl is my FAVORITE pet product that I have reviewed thus far in 2015!! Oh and I was NOT paid to say that! I am absolutely in LOVE with this product!

 

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My kitty brother will be having 

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#Valentine’s Day Weekend: Show your love for the earth, your dog, and your neighbors by picking up your POOP!! #Give-away from #PoopBuddy

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and love is in the air!! Humans are scurrying around hither- and -yon to pawchase the BEST Valentine’s gifts ever for the ones that they love.  They are buying roses, candy (ewww no chocolate please! That’s bad for woofies!), jewelry, anything to impress that “special someone.”

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That’s all fine and dandy, but WHAT ABOUT THE DOGS!? Sure, treats, toys and delicious food are great, but sometimes it’s embarrassing for us woofies when we go on a walk, stop to do some impawtant “business”, and then discover that YOU forgot to bring poop bags!!

This is where

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Get monthly deliveries, perfect for 2-3 walks per day.

Eco-chic poop bags. Delivered monthly

“The service addresses the increasing demand for eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags and the want for fun and stylish dog accessories. PoopBuddy aims to motivate the 40% of dog owners who opt out of dog waste cleanup to form new habits.”

Don’t even try to tell us doggies that “it’s winter, the snow will cover the poop”,  or scurry away down the street at breakneck speed hoping someone didn’t see you leave my poop for all of the world to see!  WE SAW IT! THE ENVIRONMENT KNOWS ABOUT IT! It’s unsanitary, embarrassing and NOT GOOD to leave your poop!

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“Scientists have been able to trace dangerous bacteria in water back to dog waste. By offering people an affordable, fun and convenient way to keep a constant supply of waste bags, PoopBuddy aims to help reduce the spread of water pollution by the 72M strong dog-owning community.”

Let’s not forget the current uproar about plastic bags being harmful to the environment.

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As many of you know who are regular readers, I have featured PoopBuddy a number of times, “why?” because they make great and super attractive earth-friendly poop bags that you can get via a subscription service!

I was excited when THIS came in the mail!

poop buddy my bag

 

All packages include:

 

1.      A surprise goodie, toy or poopcessory

2.      Something yummy for your pup

3.      4 designer poop bag rolls

4.      A fun insert

5.      A raffle ticket – their last winners received full-sized sock monkey toys! Every package includes a raffle ticket. Every month PoopBuddy picks  2 lucky winners and posts the winning numbers on all of their social media pages and email newsletters! Winners just need to email info@poopbuddy.com to claim their full-sized prizes! 🙂

 

HERE IS WHAT I RECEIVED:

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my package was for review purposes,

so yours will be different and will be a surprise!

 

If you order BEFORE the end of February you will receive the special Valentine’s Day package which is different from my package and is a TOTAL SURPRISE!! Even I don’t know what it is!

GIVE-AWAY:My furiends at PoopBuddy are offering a give-away to ONE of my readers who are 18 and over and WHO RESIDE IN THE U.S. the chance to WIN THE SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY PACKAGE!  THE GIVE-AWAY IS OPEN NOW AND WILL END ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH AT 5PM EST. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST.

HOW TO ENTER: MANDATORY-VISIT THEIR WEBSITE  AND LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING ME WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT POOPBUDDY!!

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IF YOU ARE A WINNER? POOPBUDDY HAS OFFERED THIS EXCLUSIVE  20 % OFF THE FIRST MONTH OF ANY PLAN DISCOUNT CODE TO MY READERS!! JUST ENTER  (DAKOTARUV)  ENJOY!!

Now…GO AND PICK UP YOUR POOP!!!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

In full disclosure: I was sent the products I featured above in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

Meet Three Dogz LLC, Featuring Upscale Apparel And More! For Pet Lovers! And A Give-Away!

You know how they say a “good man is hard to find?”

Well, I  have the man, and finding him wasn’t nearly as much of a challenge for me as my eternal quest for high quality T-shirts and sweatshirts that showcase the love I have for my furbabies was. That is, until I found Three Dogz, LLC!

I am all about proudly displaying my love for my furbabies but I am choosy about what I will wear. Much of the merchandise I had run into on the web was poorly made,  was unoriginal, didn’t allow me to showcase my love of Shelties, (many sites have a limited list of breeds that you can have put on a T-shirt,  and Shelties seemed to never make the cut!) and came in your basic BORING colors of white, black, blue and red.

Deborah, Joseph and their "furbabies" Mimi, Rita and Carli

Guess what? Those days are gone! Enter Three Dogz LLC,  an Internet-based business which is  owned and operated by Deborah and Joseph LaRocque of Livonia, Michigan (which happens to be about 20 minutes from where I live!) and specializes in selling high-quality products for pet lovers!

Have a passion for dogs, cats or horses? You have found the right place!  When  you visit their website be sure you have a bowl of snacks and a beverage by your side,  because this is NOT a quick-hit-and-run-website. I am certain you will become as smitten and engrossed when viewing their website  as I was.  They have a  vast selection of merchandise that will make YOU wag YOUR tail in sheer delight!

You will find everything from:

"Ms.Zoe"

T-shirts (some with rhinestone, Zebra print, embroidery, etc.)

Sweatshirts

Pawprint Rhinestone Necklace

Jewelry

Pet Bandanas

Desk sets (including Bone shaped Paper Clips, pens/pencils, mouse pads)

Kids Apparel

Couples Apparel

Gift Wrapping Items

AND MORE!

Did I mention these items are quality? Oh I did? Well listen again, I have yet to find T-shirts or sweatshirts for the pet lover that were of such superb quality.

Are you a hard-to-fit-size? No worries. When I was a Plus Size my frustration level used to be through the ceiling. I would find a T-shirt I liked that was only available in a 1X, that is NOT the case here! Plus Sizes are welcome and abundant here in many of their designs!  Where were these guys when I was a 2X or 3X?

Deborah and I live so close to each other that we met for lunch and she  gave me  an adorable “Wild About Shelties” T-shirt to keep and review.  (I have to say that Deborah is every bit as unique and vibrant as the designs featured on her website! It was a complete joy to chat with her in person and to be able to completely see and  feel the love and pride she has for her high quality products).

Here is the shirt that I chose:

My Shirt!!!!

Example of same shirt, showing sleeves and different breed on front.

I was so blown away with the custom design (all Deborah’s designs are created by their own in-house designer and are unique to Three Dogz LLC), you can have YOUR favorite breed featured on your shirt as well (most breeds are available). Your color choices are practically unlimited!

After receiving the T-shirt I proceeded to order the Pet Parents Pledge Sweatshirt (I PURCHASED IT because I LOVE THEIR MERCHANDISE, it was NOT given to me) which is the best-fitting, softest,   most unique and  comfortable sweatshirt that I own! My husband mentioned last night that I need to buy more of them because he had never seen me look so good in a sweatshirt! The attention to detail from the paw prints INSIDE of the hood, to the tiny paw prints on the top of the hoodie are the cutest thing I have seen in quite some time! (Many color choices are available!)

I also ordered Bone-shaped paper clips, a “Dog Mom” embroidered tote bag (that I am giving  to a lucky girl in our family for the holidays, shhhh…don’t tell!)  and some note pads (as a thank-you for my order Deborah threw in a couple of extra items which I was just tickled to receive!)

I am thrilled to let you know that Deborah has generously offered to GIVE one of my readers a T-shirt of their choice!

How can you win?   NUMBER 1 IS MANDATORY. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE NUMBER 1 YOU WILL NOT BE ENTERED. (U.S. and Canada only please)

1) MANDATORY: Visit the Three Dogz LLC website, then come back here and leave a comment telling us which T-shirt design you would like to win if you are chosen by www.random.org as the lucky winner!

2) “like” Three Dogz LLC on Facebook and tell them that Dakota’s Den sent you!

3) DEADLINE TO ENTER:  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th at 11pm EASTERN. The winner will be drawn by www.random.org and announced WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th.

How cute are these dog bone paper clips?

Good luck!!